Tekmar Energy scores a hat-trick at Walney

Tekmar Energy, the market leading specialists in cable protection systems (CPS) for Offshore Windfarms has recently been awarded a contract with DONG Energy to supply 184 of its TekLink CPS on the prestigious Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, which when constructed will become the largest operating offshore windfarm in the world.

This comes after Tekmar’s previous involvement in the Walney 1 and Walney 2 projects where Tekmar supplied earlier generations of it’s TekLink CPS to protect the cables as they enter the wind turbine foundations.

On the Walney Extension project Tekmar will supply it’s latest 7th Generation of CPS, several years after their involvement in the Walney 1 and Walney 2 projects.

Tekmar have also recently been awarded similar contracts by DONG Energy to supply it’s latest generation of CPS on the Race Bank and Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Windfarm projects which will both start offshore construction, along with the WOW Extension project, within the next two years.

The Walney Extension project is located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 kilometres off the coast of Cumbria. The project will have a capacity of 660MW and will deliver clean electricity to more than 460,000 UK homes.

The CPS will be installed along with the power cables in the summer of 2017 by VBMS who also worked on the Walney 1 and Walney 2 projects, along with Tekmar.

This contract marks the tenth time Tekmar have worked on a DONG Energy project and the eleventh time Tekmar have worked alongside VBMS who will install the cable and cable protection systems.

Jack Simpson, Senior Manager for Offshore Wind at Tekmar said, “We are immensely proud that DONG Energy has once again chosen Tekmar for this prestigious project, particularly following our involvement in the Walney 1 and Walney 2 projects. This marks a step forward for the industry in its goal to standardise in order to reduce cost and risk.”

With more than 30 years’ experience, Tekmar is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of subsea cable, umbilical and flexible protection systems for the renewable energy and oil & gas industry.